There are four Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices in the Waikato-Waiariki region. These are Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatāne.
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Our offices can be reached via contact details below.
Waikato-Waiariki is a combination of three regions, Waikato, Te Arawa and Te Moana a Toi.
Waikato-Tainui rohe extends from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, along the western coastline south to Mokau, eastward embracing the King Country, through to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hauraki plains and returning northwards to the Coromandel Peninsula.
Moving east across the Mamaku and Kaimai ranges, it encompasses Te Moana a Toi through to Wakatiri – the furthest point East.
The southern boundaries are at Titiraupenga (Pureora-Western Bays, Taupō) to Titi o Kura (the peak at the beginning of Kaweka Range near Te Haroto, Napier/Taupō Highway).
Iwi in our region
There are 27 iwi represented in Waikato-Waiariki region:
- Ngāti Tūwharetoa
- Ngāti Whakaue
- Ngāti Pikiao
- Ngāti Mākino
- Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
- Ngāti Rangitihi
- Ngāti Rangiteaorere
- Ngāti Tahu
- Ngāi Te Rangi
- Ngāi Tūhoe
- Ngāti Ranginui
- Ngāti Manawa
- Ngāti Pūkenga
- Ngāti Whare
- Te Whakatōhea
- Ngāi Tai
- Ngāti Awa
- Te Whānau ā Apanui
- Ngāti Hauā
- Te Arawa River Iwi (made up of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa; Ngāti Kearoa-Ngāti Tuara; Tuhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao)
- Ngāti Koroki Kahukura.
The iwi listed have been sourced through a directory of iwi and Māori organisations, Te Kāhui Māngai, and our regional offices. The iwi listed do not necessarily reflect the views of Te Puni Kōkiri. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
About Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; and mandated Iwi Organisations to represent these iwi/hapū that have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.
You can view Te Kāhui Māngai here https://www.tkm.govt.nz/
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